Our #1 for June – Jack Wagener

Our journey begun on a hot summer day July 17, 2013. Jack complained of a stomach ache, being thirsty and peeing a lot all evening after we got home from work. I was thinking he might have been too hot that day due to the 100 plus temperatures. So I called his grandma, as she […]

Our #1 for May – Addysen Tabb

Addysen’s Type 1 story starts off like many other Type 1 stories.  It was Christmas time 2011.  Addysen was 4 years old.  I had noticed some behavior changes in Addy, but I guess I just thought it was a phase.  She just seemed really whiny and tired.  She was tired enough that she would actually […]

Our #1 for April – Brady Pridgeon

Mary Jane Pridgeon, Brady’s Mom wrote a few words to introduce you to Brady and his family. Right before he was officially diagnosed our family took a surprise trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We were going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Our family are huge fans of Harry Potter. Brady was […]

Our #1 for March – Vincent Slack

My name is Bridget, and my son Vincent is a tough, energetic, silly four-year-old boy. He likes superheroes, dinosaurs, racecars, ice skating, camping, jumping, sliding, swimming, riding, running, crawling and climbing! Vincent enjoys more than anything torturing his seven-year-old brother Elden, who is his favorite person on the earth. He also is very close to his […]

Our #1 for February – Kyleigh Fristo

Kyleigh Fristo is Our #1 for February and our special valentine! Below is a letter from Kyleigh telling her story and why she and her family are so passionate about JDRF!  When you read it, you will be as inspired as we are!  Go, Kyleigh, go!   Dear supporters of JDRF, Hi! My name is […]

Our #1 for January – Dylan Dominique

Dylan Dominique is a fabulous example of someone we fight for everyday, here at JDRF of Northwest Ohio.  Dylan was diagnosed at 5 years old and embraces his diabetes.  He is an active third grader at Lincoln Elementary and, as you will see, he doesn’t let diabetes stop him do anything.  He is a dynamic […]

Our #1 for November – Allison Launder

A few minutes with Our #1 – Allison Launder Allison is a beautiful and happy 9 year old.  She is a third grader at Westside Montessori.  She balances school, dance and gymnastics with her diabetes. She is a shining example of the JDRF mission – what we have accomplished and why we work to do […]

Our #1 for September – Brooklyn Ware

Diabetes met Brooklyn Ware at 8 years old.  Over the years she has fought both physically with the disease and as a supporter of JDRF to fight for a cure.  Brooklyn is an active 8th grader at Lakota Junior High.  She has produced a video that very eloquently relays her personal struggle with diabetes.  Thanks, […]

Our #1 for August – Julia Rhoad

Diabetes is a part of me, a part of my family.  It has been in our lives for a long time, even before I was diagnosed. My older brother was diagnosed in February of 2000, when he was nine years old. Five years later, in April of 2005, at the age of seven, I was […]